History Series / RemoteControl

21st Jan '17 9:00:00 PM R.G.
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* ExpositoryThemeTune: This little gem:
->Kenny wasn't like the other kids,
->Remote Control!
->TV mattered, nothing else did!
->Remote Control!
->Girls said yes, but he said no!
->Remote Control!
->Now he's got his own game show!
->Remote Control!
21st Nov '16 9:34:21 PM goldenroad
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* BonusRound: Two were done:
** On the MTV version, players had to identify artists in music videos while strapped onto a [[ProductPlacement Craftmatic Adjustable Bed]].
** On the syndicated version, players had to answer TV questions while being spun around on the "[[Series/WheelOfFortune Wheel of]] Series/{{Jeopardy}}".

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* BonusRound: Two were done:
** On
done, each involving getting a certain number of answers. Each answer won a prize, while getting all the MTV version, players answers also earned a grand prize:
** MTV: Nine monitors playing nine screens, some sideways, upside down etc. The player
had to identify the artists in music videos 30 seconds while strapped onto a [[ProductPlacement Craftmatic Adjustable Bed]].
** On the syndicated version, players had Syndicated: Players were strapped to answer TV questions while being spun around on the "[[Series/WheelOfFortune Wheel of]] Series/{{Jeopardy}}".Series/{{Jeopardy}}", surrounded by ten monitors. A category is presented, then ten questions are asked. Each correct answer lit a monitor; after all 10 questions were asked, the wheel was stopped and if the player's head landed on a lit monitor, or the player got all 10 right, they won.
8th Sep '16 7:35:59 AM themisterfree
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** In the pilot episode only, a penalty space marked "Off The Air" [[OneHitKill eliminated the contestant landing on that category from further play]]. From the second episode onward, all contestants played two standard rounds, with the lowest-performing contestant eliminated thereafter.

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** In the pilot episode episodes only, a penalty space marked "Off The Air" [[OneHitKill eliminated the contestant landing on that category from further play]]. From the second episode onward, all contestants played two standard rounds, with the lowest-performing contestant eliminated thereafter.thereafter.
** The first season episodes in general were this- simpler set, more music being played during the rounds, and often the category cards would be shown full-screen to the viewers, as opposed to just on the Big Zenith. The Big Zenith's indicator lights also didn't turn red to signify that channel was closed off.
8th Sep '16 7:01:02 AM themisterfree
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GameShow about TV trivia that was Creator/{{MTV}}'s first venture out of music videos (and thus the very beginning of NetworkDecay to some). The premise was that host Ken Ober grew up addicted to game shows and longed to host his own, so he set one up in his basement and bombarded contestants that dared to enter with questions about television, junk food, and threats to their well-being. The supporting cast was shockingly good for a low-budget cable show of the era and featured Creator/AdamSandler and Colin Quinn before they made it to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''; Creator/DenisLeary before he developed ''RescueMe''; actresses Kari Wuhrer and Alicia Coppola, who have worked consistently in film and TV since then; and future TV writer Rick Rosner.

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GameShow about TV trivia that was Creator/{{MTV}}'s first venture out of music videos (and thus the very beginning of NetworkDecay to some). The premise was that host Ken Ober grew up addicted to game shows and longed to host his own, [[StartMyOwn so he set one up in his basement basement]] and bombarded contestants that dared to enter with questions about [[BreadEggsMilkSquick television, junk food, and threats to their well-being.well-being]]. The supporting cast was shockingly good for a low-budget cable show of the era and featured Creator/AdamSandler and Colin Quinn before they made it to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''; Creator/DenisLeary before he developed ''RescueMe''; actresses Kari Wuhrer and Alicia Coppola, who have worked consistently in film and TV since then; and future TV writer Rick Rosner.
13th Apr '16 11:10:17 AM R.G.
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** "Ranger Bob", a parody of kids' safety PSA commercials where a park ranger gave ridiculous a safety tip.

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** "Ranger Bob", a parody of kids' safety PSA commercials where a park ranger gave ridiculous a ridiculous safety tip.
13th Apr '16 10:55:48 AM IncoG5nito
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* {{Troperrific}}: It's only natural that a show about TV trivia with the world's biggest fanboy as host and parodies of nearly every game show in the book is going to fall under this category.
13th Apr '16 10:55:06 AM IncoG5nito
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** In the pilot episode only, a penalty space marked "Off The Air" eliminated the contestant landing on that category from further play. From the second episode onward, all contestants played two standard rounds, with the lowest-performing contestant eliminated thereafter.

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** In the pilot episode only, a penalty space marked "Off The Air" [[OneHitKill eliminated the contestant landing on that category from further play.play]]. From the second episode onward, all contestants played two standard rounds, with the lowest-performing contestant eliminated thereafter.
13th Apr '16 10:54:14 AM IncoG5nito
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* {{Whammy}}: "Ranger Bob" and "Home Shopping Zone".
* {{Zonk}}: The product you were forced to "buy" with your points if you hit "Home Shopping Zone".

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* {{Whammy}}: Several channels, when selected, penalized the contestant that picked them 10 points automatically:
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"Ranger Bob" and Bob", a parody of kids' safety PSA commercials where a park ranger gave ridiculous a safety tip.
**
"Home Shopping Zone".
Zone", where the contestant was forced to "buy" some ridiculous product. Cost the contestant 20 points in the first season.
** "Fashion Zone", a later variant of Home Shopping Zone where a model would show off a hideous outfit.
* {{Zonk}}: The product you were forced to "buy" with your points if you hit "Home Shopping Zone" or "Fashion Zone".



!!! "It's his basement, it's his tropes, it's his game show":

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!!! "It's !!"It's his basement, it's his tropes, it's his game show":



* PartsUnknown: 72 Whoopingkof Lane (the spelling was indicated by a street sign laying around on the set).

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* PartsUnknown: 72 Whoopingkof Woopingkof Lane (the spelling was indicated by a street sign laying around on the set).



* RuleOfThree: Three contestants.

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* RuleOfThree: Three contestants.contestants; (usually) three questions per channel.
7th Sep '15 11:45:39 AM nombretomado
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* SpecialGuest: ''TheNewlywedGame'' and ''CardSharks'' host Bob Eubanks paid a visit to the show in Season 2, ostensibly to give Ken some pointers on how to host. The episode is especially hilarious for when one of the contestants began heckling Bob ("You got your own show - let Ken do his business here!"), and [[WhatTheHellPlayer Bob responds in kind]] ("Don't let your mouth write a check your butt can't cash!") The SpeedRound then consisted of one word from a TV show's title being replaced with "Whoopie", and the contestants having to supply the correct word.

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* SpecialGuest: ''TheNewlywedGame'' ''Series/TheNewlywedGame'' and ''CardSharks'' host Bob Eubanks paid a visit to the show in Season 2, ostensibly to give Ken some pointers on how to host. The episode is especially hilarious for when one of the contestants began heckling Bob ("You got your own show - let Ken do his business here!"), and [[WhatTheHellPlayer Bob responds in kind]] ("Don't let your mouth write a check your butt can't cash!") The SpeedRound then consisted of one word from a TV show's title being replaced with "Whoopie", and the contestants having to supply the correct word.
21st Apr '15 10:16:32 AM themisterfree
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* PartsUnknown: 72 Whooping Cough Lane.

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* PartsUnknown: 72 Whooping Cough Lane.Whoopingkof Lane (the spelling was indicated by a street sign laying around on the set).
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